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good morning. opening up. governor romney talks about the election for the first time since his concession speech. why he's blaming the loss in part on gifts he says the president gave to certain voters. to the hill, former cia director david petraeus agrees to testify this week before congress about the deadly attack in benghazi as new details emerge about the e-mails that led to his resignation. this morning, senator john mccain weighs in on it all. and guy's new restaurant gets one of the harshest reviews ever written. a drink that tastes like
radiator fuel, guy fights back in a live interview today, thursday, november 15th, 2012. and good morning. welcome to "today" on a thursday morning, i'm savannah gurthrie. >> and i'm matt lauer. we'll talk about major breaking news in a minute. but the review you talked about about guy fieri's restaurant, i have never read a review like this. and a lot of people are wondering, is this fair? the kind of review that should be written? or did this go across some kind of a line? >> yeah, use whatever word you want to use, roasted, fileted, skewered. when the revi starts out guy fieri, have you eaten at your
new restaurant in time square? we look forward to a response. >> looking forward to what he has to say. also a developing story in israel overnight. three people killed in a rocket attack after the israelis took out the top military commander of hamas in this strike on wednesday. we'll have a live report from tel aviv coming up straight ahead. and one of the most popular energy drinks on the market. these five-hour energy capsules have been cited as a possible factor in 13 deaths. weeks after similar reports tied to monster drinks. we'll have more on that story. and then we'll take a turn, and i know, matt, it's only rock 'n' roll, but you like it. i'm an unabashed lover of the rolling stones and they're celebrating their 50th anniversary. what do they remember as their early days as rock's original bad boys. what would they change if they could do it all again? we'll have an interview coming up. >> you're excited, you're even tweeting about it. we begin with the ever widening scandal that led to the resignation of david petraeus.
andrea mitchell is here with the latest. good morning to you. >> good morning, savannah. in his first comments on the scandal, president obama says he's withholding judgment for now on the fbi inquiry that exposed david petraeus' personal life and forced him to resign. >> thanks to president obama for the confidence -- >> reporter: david petraeus no longer heads the cia, but he's volunteered to testify this week to congressional benghazi hearings as new details emerge about the e-mails that helped end petraeus' career. >> he's provided this country an extraordinary service. >> reporter: speaking for the first time about the scandal wednesday, president obama praised petraeus for extraordinary service saying he's seen no signs of a national security breach over the course of the investigation. >> i have no evidence at this point from what i've seen that classified information was disclosed that in any way would've had negative impact on our national security. >> reporter: republican senators brushed off that scandal calling the attack on benghazi far more
important. >> there's the weird and the strange and the human failings in one camp. and there is a legitimate question about national security being breached in the other camp. >> reporter: meanwhile, paula broadwell remained at her brother's home in washington on wednesday still not talking. but officials a i the investigation was triggered in may when general john allen received an e-mail from an account called kelley patrol. it warned the general to stay away from kelley. general allen forwarded it to her. on the account she shares with her husband scott thinking kelley had sent it as a joke. sources closest to kelley told the general she hadn't sent it but was concerned she was being stalked because the e-mail referred to a meeting that she and general allen scheduled in washington the next week. in june, people close to kelley say she and her husband received as many as four similar e-mails from different accounts telling jill she's up to no good and asking her husband, do you know
what your wife is up to when she has dinner with general petraeus? she turned all the e-mails including general allen's over to a veteran f agent she knew. eventually investigators say all the anonymous e-mails were tracked back to paula broadwell. meanwhile, the people close to the kelleys say jill kelley never had an affair with general allen. but they say the e-mails had enough inappropriate language to warrant a defense department investigation. >> his nomination has been put on hold as a prudent measure until we determine what the facts are. >> reporter: also on wednesday, the marine corps's chief defense counsel issued a statement saying general allen plans to fully cooperate and allen wants to resolve questions about the e-mails as completely and quickly as possible. >> and on wednesday, federal officials say the fbi continues looking through those documents they took monday night from
broadwell's home in north carolina, but so far have found no evidence of anything highly classified. still, the pentagon suspended broadwell's security clearances. the air force base in tampa revoked jill kelley's pass to the base. >> thank you so much. i know you're going to have a lot more on "rock center" tonight with brian williams. matt? >> and that scandal, just one part of the president's news conference on wednesday. he also had a lot to say about governor romney, his rival in the presidential race, and two top republican senators. one of them john mccain. and we'll talk to senator mccain in just a moment. but first, chuck todd is at the white house this morning. chuck, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. president obama thought he was going to be using his first post election press conference to make his case on the fiscal cliff and also to show a new reaching out to republicans. instead, he found himself on the receiving end of criticism from not one, but two former presidential rivals.
>> good afternoon, everybody. >> reporter: at his first post election press conference, president obama reiterated his pledge to sit down with mitt romney, even offering him praise. >> there are certain aspects of governor romney's record and his ideas that i think could be very helpful. >> reporter: but while the president was paying him compliments, mitt romney was telling donors on a conference call a different story. romney said he was sorry we didn't win and he blamed his defeat on gifts the president had given to his most loyal voters, including african-americans, young voters, and hispanics. mr. romney said the president followed the old play book and with regards to the young people, for instance, a forgiveness of college loan interest was a big gift, adding free contraceptives were very big with young college-aged women. as for the hispanic voters, romney said free health care was a big plus. another former opponent of the
president, john mccain along with lindsey graham made it clear they would not support susan rice to become the new secretary of state. >> we will do whatever is necessary to block the nomination. >> their chief gripe, they believe she disqualified herself several days after the benghazi attack with her explanation of what happened. >> our current assessment is what happened in benghazi was, in fact, initially a spontaneous reaction to what had just transpired hours before in cairo, almost a copycat of the demonstrations of our facility in cairo. >> i don't trust her. and the reason i don't trust her is because i think she knew better and if she didn't know better, she shouldn't be the voice of america. >> a visibly angry president obama fired back at both senators and defending his ambassador. >> if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. but for them to p go after the u.n. ambassador who had nothing
to do with benghazi and was simply making a presentation based on intelligence she had received and it's outrageous. >> but mccain decided not to let the president have the last word and raced to the senate floor to respond. >> if the president thinks we are picking on people, he really does not have any idea of how serious this issue is. we're not picking on anybody. >> reporter: the president did make some news on the fiscal cliff, matt, while he made an emphatic case for raising taxes on the most wealthy. he said he wasn't drawing a red line on the idea they knew tax rates had to go back to 39%. so he did leave some wiggle room there. >> all right, chuck. thank you very much. republican senator john mccain joins us now. senator, nice to see you, good morning. >> thank you, matt. >> i'll talk about ambassador rice in a moment, let me ask you
about general petraeus and his testimony before the house intelligence committee tomorrow. what is the most important question you want the general to answer? >> why we were not prepared for this attack where there was ample evidence that because of previous attacks and overwhelming intelligence information that attacks were very likely on our consulate. there'd been two previously in april and june. on august 15th, they sent back a message that in the case of a concerted attack, they could not defend the consulate. it was an overwhelming amount of evidence that there was great danger. and there was no measures taken to comply with the possibility of an attack. >> we know now it was a terror
attack, but the question that still has to be answered is when did we know that? who knew it? and did they respond appropriately? do you feel that in these hearings you will get any concrete evidence that would point to a cover-up? a deliberate cover-up on the part of the administration when it comes to that? >> we need to find out, but already we know that the president of the united states and his second debate with mitt romney claimed that he had called it aerrorist attack in the rose garden. we know now he did not, unfortunately after the election and on 60 minutes that same day he said, quote, it's too early to know exactly how this came about what group was involved. he even talked to the united nations on september 25th saying the crude and disgusting video sparked outrage to the muslim world. we all knew by september 25th, i'd say with respect to the president. by the way, i'm not taking anybody on. the american people have lost four brave americans. we owe it to their families, we
owe it to other americans who served. >> well, you are taking someone on, senator. you've come out and said i will do everything in my power to block ambassador rice from being united states secretary of state. she's proven either she doesn't understand or she's not willing to accept evidence on its face. all i'm asking is why make a bold comment like that before these hearings on benghazi had been carried out? might you not learn something over the next day or so that might open your eyes and change your opinion? >> i learned something the day that it happened. i know that people don't come to spontaneous demonstrations with rockets and mortars and rocket-propelled grenades, mortars, and heavy weapons. i knew that at the time. in fact, i was on "face the nation" and said that at the time. and for the president of the united states for two weeks afterwards to deny that was the case is either a cover-up or it is incompetence. either one of the two.
>> let me ask your comments on comparisons that liberal advocates were makes. they said in 2005 when you supported the nomination of condoleezza rice for secretary of state, she had made that comment that when it came to iraq's weapons of mass destruction, the smoking gun might be a mushroom cloud. as we now know that iraq did not have stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction. but she was commenting based on the information she had at the time. you said opponents of condoleezza rice were expressing sour grapes after an election loss. why is this different? >> because every intelligence agency in the world, including the british believe that iraq had weapons of mass destruction. that was an entirely different situation. look, i've taken on my own administration. whether it be the failure in iraq when i advocated for a surge, whether it be going after torture and saying that we have to stop it against my own administration and my own president from my own party. i take on things because when i
believe they're wrong. four americans died that didn't have to die. and for someone to go out and convey something that is absolutely false to all america in my view that is irresponsibility. by the way, i share the president's praise of general petraeus for his service to the country. >> really quickly, if you don't mind, when he sits before the senate and house intelligence committees, this other issue in his life, this affair and possible confidential or classified information, are there any questions that are inappropriate and off limits? >> i don't think so, but i want to know what happened in benghazi. i'm worried about why four americans died. i worry why the president of the united states would say in a debate to 80 million americans that he had said that it was a terrorist attack when he didn't. in fact, that same day he said he didn't know. i think the president of the united states has a lot to answer for. >> we'll hear more about this.
senator, nice of you to share your time with us this morning. i always appreciate it. >> thank you very much, matt. let's get to the other top stories of the morning. natalie, good morning to you. >> good morning to you, matt. and good morning, everyone. rocket fire intensified overnight between israel and militants in gaza as casualties on both sides mount. martin, good morning. >> reporter: hi, natalie, good morning. well, this is an area on the brink of war, which no one seems to have really won. but israel is determined to stop the rockets from the palestinians in gaza hitting israeli city. they continue their attacks in gaza knocking out installations that store those rockets, the long-range rocket. they're continuing to try to kill more islamic militant leaders. at the same time, the palestinians are succeeding in sending their rockets into israel. about 150 have been fired by palestinians in gaza against israel today. most went astray or about 50
were brought down by israel's homemade antimissile defense system. one hit the israeli town, it killed three israelis. how long will this go on for? the leaders say the head of the southern command, israeli general in the south said the assassination yesterday of the leader that started all this, he said, is just the beginning. and the defense minister also said this morning that israel will do anything. he repeated, we will do anything, and i repeat anything, to stop those rockets and to make israel's southern cities secure. >> lots of tension in tel aviv, israel. new health concerns this morning as you heard for yet another popular caffeinated drink. 13 reported deaths have been linked to the possible involvement of 5-hour energy according to the fda. some 90 total reports the federal officials date back to 2009. dozens involving life-threatening issues like convulsions, heart attacks, and
even a spontaneous abortion. the company that distributes the shot drink says it's unaware that any deaths can be proven to be caused by 5-hour energy and the drink is safe when used as directed. the president heads to the new york area to survey the damage left in the wake of superstorm sandy after taking a strong stance on the looming fiscal cliff telling lawmakers that the economy cannot afford a tax increase on all americans. republican leaders say raising income tax rates on wealthier americans could hurt job creation. after a rough closing on wednesday over those fiscal cliff fears, wall street is once again on edge this morning as new figures show the 17-nation euro zone has officially fallen back into a recession. and workers protest there are sweeping across the continent. kayla tausche is at the new york stock exchange with more. kayla, good morning. >> good morning, natalie. the congressional budget office has warned that failing to fix the $600 billion in tax and
spending cuts would drive the u.s. into recession, which has been relatively strong compared to europe with rising unemployment and unrest, as well as china where big questions loom over the direction of the world's second largest economy under new leadership. president obama yesterday called for tax cuts to the middle class immediately. that followed business leaders and a big meeting there, one attendee, a ceo, said his customers are still fragile in their confidence. many of those in the middle class are aspiring to be. we know the stock market has been flagging over fears this fiscal cliff won't be resolved. >> thanks so much. it's 7:18. you're up to date. let's turn it back over to matt and al. >> savannah on the way to guy fieri's restaurant in time square. it's going to be a fascinating segment inmany roker is here wi at the weather. >> we have soggy stuff to talk about along the carolinas. we have freezing rain in parts of charlotte. we are looking at a lot of heavy showers and thunderstorms. some areas pick up one to two
inches of rain. then, if you are driving in the pacific northwest or flying, you are going to run into fog. the dense fog advisory and freezing fog advisories. that's what's going on around the country, here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> it is a stone cold thursday morning. good morning, i'm storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein. right now, it's above freezing. it certainly feels cold as we have a bit of a penetrating northeast wind in the mid to upper 40s. much of the region now. a lot of cloudiness. sun breaking out later this afternoon. highs reaching near 50. tomorrow, cloudy. another cold morning. afternoon highs, low to mid-50s. through the weekend, all the way >> and that's your latest weather. after months of mystery, china's communist party has now unveiled its new leadership. ian williams is in beijing. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning to you, matt.
china's communist party today selected the man who will run this country for the next ten years. the process here couldn't be more different than what we've seen in the u.s. >> welcome the standing committee members. >> reporter: this was the high point of china's leadership selection. the seven men set to take over the running of this country paraded out in matching gray suits in order of seniority after a secretive selection process. at the helm, ping, although little is known about what he stands for. >> he's the person who is acceptable to all the factions. he's not a charismatic figure, he doesn't like to take risks. >> reporter: his selection comes at the end of a week long party congress though chosen well before this. he's a son of a prominent revolutionary who has worked his way up through the party. in the public eye, he has been overshadowed by his wife, a popular singer, though she'll now take a backseat.
unlike the u.s., active first ladies aren't encouraged here. this whole process is a world away from the u.s. election. there have been widespread public indifference, though the authorities have targeted china's lively social media, slowing internet speeds and blocking searches for the words 18th congress. >> they don't want any surprise happen during the party congress. >> security across beijing has been stepped up. they've even banned carrier pigeons from the city. the communist party taking no chances. the selection is only the second leadership change since the communists took power in 1949, but china faces enormous challenges, a faltering economy and demands for political reform as well as rampant party corruption and public cynicism. today, shi seemed to recognize the challenges he's facing. >> corruption, taking bribes,
addressed with great effort. >> reporter: but he gave few clues as to how he'll go about tackling them. no clues either as to how he might approach the u.s. relationship, arguably the world's most important, and which has been under strain, matt. >> ian williams in beijing. just ahead, guy fieri responds to his scathing review of his new york restaurant. have you canceled your subscription to the "new york times"? >> absolutely not. and i'm waiting for savannah. i've got food ready. bring her on. >> i hope that's good news. more from guy in just a moment. but first, this is "today" on nbc. [ harry umlaut ] that's one creamy muller. [ sally umlaut ] it's greek-style yogurt.
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guy fieri's new york restaurant in time square, it's the brand new place getting a lot of attention for all the wrong reasons. an absolutely blistering review in the "new york times." and savannah has made her way there to talk to guy about it all. savannah? >> hey, matt, well, as you know, restaurant reviews don't normally get this much attention. but this one was so harsh, it was all done in rhetorical questions, 34 of them, i think. questions like, why does your kitchen sabotage even the more appealing main courses with ruinous sides and sauces? ouch. well, guy is here, he's going to fight back and tell us what he thinks about this review coming up. >> he's not bashful. so i'm looking forward to that.
also, one of the greatest rock bands of all time. coming up, our chat with the rolling stones as they celebrate 60 years of making music together. savannah, back to you. >> well, we're talking about that scathing review of guy fieri's new restaurant. some people are asking, was it too harsh? we'll ask guy about that in a moment. but first, katie with the rest of the story. good morning. >> reporter: -- in this case a grown man -- guy fieri, food network star. >> you were expecting a flavor reference, i know you were. >> reporter: tenth highest paid chef in america, popular enough for an snl spoof. >> i for one go bizerki for turkey. >> reporter: and a seriously bruised restaurant owner. did you try that blue drink the critic pete wells asks.
the one that glows like nuclear waste? the watermelon margarita. the entire restaurant review is questions. 34 of them, each scathing. why did the toasted marshmallow taste like fish? when we hear the words donkey sauce, which part of the donkey are we supposed to think about? but it's not just the food, wells doesn't spare fieri either. when you cruise around the country for your show to the unfancy places where americans like to get down and greasy, do you really mean it? or is it all an act? >> mmm, that's good. >> reporter: the review of guy's american kitchen and bar in time square is being called the worst restaurant review in the paper's history. >> i think in this scenario, pete used his skill as a word smith to create a more harsh environment in which to describe the restaurant and to create
this kind of aura of negativity around the experience that he had at guy fieri's restaurant. >> reporter: supporters by the dozens didn't care for the negativity taking to the facebook page telling the chef to ignore all those critics in new york. >> it's just another pompous new yorker, i don't know. i don't know. i didn't agree with it. >> reporter: for what it's worth, that last guy said he really loved the awesome pretzel chicken tenders. the times is defending the review saying he was here four times and each time he wasn't able to celebrate good american food. the only non-question in the review was at the very end, one word, a sarcastic thanks. >> thank you to you. and guy fieri is here with us now exclusively. you flew here all night on the red eye to be here. what was your reaction when you read this review? it must have felt like a punch in the gut. >> i -- punch in the gut. i just thought it was
ridiculous. i mean, i read reviews. you know, there's good and bad in the restaurant business, but that to me went so overboard it really seemed like there was another agenda. >> you have a problem with not what it said but with its tone? >> the tone, the sarcasm, the question style. i mean, i think we all know what's going on here. he came in with a different agenda. four times to a restaurant that's been open two months, that's tough times. especially this size of a restaurant. >> this reviewer says he came not just once or twice, but four different times, obviously found the cuisine to be lacking. is there anything in this review that you think strikes a chord where you acknowledge it wasn't up to my own standard? >> without question, i've been in the restaurant business for 25 years. this is an ever changing, ever evolving process. you get new guys in, some guys out, different timings that go on. and do we do it perfect? no? are we striving to do it perfect? yes, but that's what we're all
doing in the business. >> one thing you've mentioned to me, why it is the "new york times" chose to review a restaurant like this. if you go on yelp, which is a place where regular folks go on and review restaurants, you get an average of 2 1/2 stars out of 5, 56 reviews, so it's kind of not necessarily knocking people's socks off. >> and at this point in time at two months, not really expecting to. we're trying to. we're trying as hard as we can to make it right, to do it right, we've got a pretty big menu. you look at the food we're doing here, the cedar plank salmon or the burger, we're doing this, forming it by hand. we make the mashed potatoes for ever service. this is what's taking place. is it perfect right now? no. are we striving for it? yeah. i think those will change. it's two months now, let's see where we are at six months. >> there are a lot of kitchens around the country where the famous chef comes in, lends his name but is sort of hands off and isn't involved. is this your baby? did you design this menu? >> not only did we design the
restaurant, we spent a year and a half doing this. wrote the menu, brought my culinary team in to work with this team here that's on premise all the time. i did the training for the front of the house, i did the training for the back of the house. i was here pain staking hours. but this is what you do, what you love. people see me as a tv guy, i'm a chef, i'm into restaurants, i have 11 of them, 7 in california. to me, and again, that's what this is. this is more heart and soul. this is not just a name stamp. >> one thing that the reviewer said when asked by the "new york times" public editor saying he didn't expect a fine dining experience. didn't think this was going to be gourmet cuisine. but said, quote, this is important american food that makes a lot of people happy. do you think you fell short of that? >> in his opinion, that's what he's saying. no, do i think i'm falling short? no. by no means. i'm doing the type of foods that america loves and we're doing it the right way. could we make mistakes? absolutely. do we strive to be the best?
yes. to me it's impossible to come in and have a dining experience and have every single thing wrong unless you come in with a different agenda and you want to sensationalize something and blow it out of the water. it's a great way to make a name for yourself. go after a celebrity chef who is not a new yorker. >> and if you have -- you could say anything to this reviewer right now, what would you say? >> you're welcome? i mean, it's a great -- like i said, i stand by my food, by my team, who will continue to do great. and i appreciate you giving me a chance to talk about it because it is the real deal. >> all right, guy fieri, thanks for being here. >> eat some of this. >> you're going to love it. >> i'll try it and report back. for now, though, al, back to you. >> thanks so much, savannah. we're talking about the restaurant, so it can't be the worst thing in the world. it's chilly here in the east, temperatur ten degrees below normal. look out west.
we have temperatures anywhere from five to 15 degrees above normal, including kansas city and on into beautiful downtown minneapolis. we have 50s there. 80s down in southern florida. 70s in southern texas. 40s in the pacific northwest. we have a lot of fog to deal with and rain along the southeastern atlantic coast. that's what's going on around the country, here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> wintry cold this november morning. good morning, i'm tom kierein. we have a gray sky over the region. cloud cover will be with us much of the day. reagan national at 43 now. elsewhere, we are in the mid and upper 30s. most locations above freezing. later today, up near 50. sun may break out this afternoon. partly cloudy friday. saturday, sunday each day. cold mornings, chilly >> and that's your latest weather. matt? >> all right, al, thanks. up next, the rolling stones on their 50 years together. the band's image and what
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and that's where we started when we sat down with the band. let us start where the documentary starts, okay. i was fascinated by this. first thing you're asked in the documentary is, okay, we're going back to the '60s and '70s here. how much do you really remember? >> everything. >> yeah? >> especially when you see the film. >> your memories are clear on all this? we're not going to be fudging any of this making any of this up? charlie? let me get a couple of adjectives that have been used to describe this band, neanderthals. >> at the beginning, we were always called neanderthals. >> did you take it as a compliment at the time? >> ultimately fooled. >> sexiest band in rock 'n' roll? they're so ugly, they're appealing. >> there you go. how can you beat that? >> in the mid-'60s, the ugly
appeal of the rolling stones was plain to see at their concerts. they were tapping into a youthful rebellion that was close to exploding. >> there was something in the air. and i guess we were the focus of it. i guess we were there at the right time for that. >> one way or other, the trouble did become part of the dna of the band, it seems. we'll do a little bit of a survey. raise your hand if you've been arrested. >> raise your hand. raise your hand -- >> how many times? >> i think we're going to keep an eye out -- >> who holds the record? >> squeaky clean, these guys. >> ronnie and charlie have never been arrested. >> is it safe to say keith probably holds the record for this? >> without a doubt. >> did you like the persona you had developed and created?
or at some point did you wish you could be something different? >> well, that's a good question for you. i think it came natural. >> i never took any notice of it. particularly, that's never something i thought about. i just loved playing in a band, i love playing the drums. >> you've got to remember, matt, what brought us together at the beginning was playing music. that was our mission. our mission wasn't to be rebellious and to be socially -- >> to turn people on to the blues and the rhythm and blues and to the wonderful music that america had on its own doorstep but wasn't listening to. >> the heartache and pain that soaked into the blues tradition they loved became a familiar part of the stones' story. >> ronnie, i was reading an interview you did recently, and you said that one of the things that was hard for you in one of the tours recently, when you were struggling with sobriety was in some ways being around
keith. >> well, alcohol and drugs is like an old friend, you know, keith's like an old friend. it's hard to say good-bye to another old friend. luckily my old friend in reality -- >> a line out of a rolling stones song. >> did you l realize that, though, keith, it might be hard for ronnie to be around you? >> yeah, you stick around with the stones, you've got to take the rough with the smooth. >> mostly rough. >> yeah, at least i didn't leave in a wooden box, you know. >> oh, it's getting really rough around the middle now. >> watch out. i'm coming over there. >> who said we'd make it out of wood? ♪ >> mick, you talk about how that character that we have all seen is just one part of you, and that you don't want to be that guy all the time. >> well, that'd be unbearable, i
think. >> as you get older, is it harder to flip the switch and bring that guy there? >> easy. >> how? >> well, you get more practice. you have more practice at it. >> he just becomes the other one when there's more than eight people in the room. >> a girl comes in. >> and if you're playing behind him, you know, that's it. he's the best at it. >> let me end, you guys have lived it, you in some ways embody it. what does it mean to each one of you? >> when we started off, i think we wanted to be musicians first and famous second, but we knew if we were successful fame would come our way. and we always knew that. and so we, you know, you have to accept that. >> i look at it like an adventure to cherish, you know. it's good fun. to put it out and give back what they try to give us. it's nice. ♪ time is on my side
>> got to love the rolling stones. for their 50th anniversary celebration, the stones will play live concerts in london and here in the new york area. you can also catch them on pay per view. as for the documentary "crossfire hurricane" airs tonight on hbo. still ahead, dr. phil on the women involved in the david petraeus scandal. but first, these messages. into their work, their name on the door, and their heart into their community. small business saturday is a day to show our support. a day to shop at stores owned by our friends and neighbors. and do our part for the businesses that do so much for us. on november 24th, let's get out and shop small. so ditch the brown bag for something better.
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7:56 is your time now. good morning to you. i'm eun yang. another chilly start to the morning. let's check the forecast with tom kierein. good morning. >> good morning. cold and gray thursday morning around the region. itis above freezing, but feels cold. a penetrating cold. northeast wind gusting to ten to 15 miles per hour. it will be with us the rest of the day. highs near 50. sun breaking out. cloudy tomorrow. a cold start to the morning. colder than average pattern continues through the weekend into midweek next week. that coastal storm you have been talking about is going to be farther out to sea. we'll stay dry. >> thank you. we'll ta
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still seeing delays on the red line in both directions. single track between glen mont and wheaton. robinson terminal edge makes your way to the dulles toll road. under speed, 33 miles per hour. >> thank you. another news update in 25 minutes. back to the "today" show after this short break. hope you have a great day.
8:00 now on this thursday morning. it's the 15th of november, 2012, and it's a chilly one here in new york city. just 36 degrees as we step outside. all the fine folks here at rockefeller plaza. i'm savannah gurthrie alongside matt lauer and al roker. beautiful morning out here today. >> brisk. you know who we have coming up? we have dr. phil in studio right now. we've been reporting about the scandal involving the former cia director david petraeus. dr. phil is going to give us an interesting take on this. he's going to take a look at the women involved in that scandal and give us his thoughts on that. >> all right. we also saw you at guy fieri's
restaurant a little while ago. guy fieri has invaded our studio and brought food with him and we're going to put today's professionals, going to put their bibs on and try some of this. >> we'll see what they think about that. and then we had this big political campaign, a lot of debate about what's right and what's wrong with this country. but one thing is definitely true and that is this country's still a beacon of hope for so many people around the world. something special is happening on this plaza on friday. for the first time in morning show history, we're going to have 30 individuals fulfill their dreams of becoming u.s. citizens. it's a live naturalization ceremony right here on the plaza. we'll witness the moment they've worked so hard to get to. >> i think so many people look at protests against this country all around the world and think, wow, you must be terrible. there are a lot of people out there who want to be citizens of this country and will do almost anything to accomplish that.
it'll be interesting to see that tomorrow. for now, we want a check of the day's top stories. natalie, good morning again. >> good morning, everyone. president obama says he has seen no evidence at this point that the sex scandal that toppled david petraeus has compromised national security. petraeus has agreed to testify before congress about the deadly september attacks at benghazi, libya. the pentagon has revoked security clearances for the woman he allegedly had an affair with. u.s. army veteran and author paula broadwell. british oil giant bp is facing a record criminal penalty as it nears a federal settlement over the 2010 gulf oil disaster. the plea deal would not cover civil claims. any settlement is likely to dwarf the record $1.2 billion fine leveed on drug maker pfizer in 2009. rock star jon bon jovi's daughter was released on wednesday after being charged
with misdemeanor possession of marijuana and a controlled substance. some heroin was also recovered at the scene. she and another student were arrested after an ambulance responded to the report of a possible overdose in a dormitory at hamilton college. and now for a look at what's trending today, a quick round-up of what has you talking online. missy franklin is a hot search online after her decision to choose college over cash. franklin revealed wednesday that she'll swim for the university of california golden bears for two years. she'll pass up big money endorsements then go pro in time for the 2016 olympics. a locker room feud over new york jets backup quarterback tim tebow is the talk of the football blog. rex ryan says he's outraged that some of the teammates told the newspaper anonymously that tebow cannot move up to the starting spot because, quote, he's terrible. always a good sport, tebow says he's faced criticism before, but
he tries to make it motivate him. and bono has the web laughing with this impression of former president bill clinton. >> i want to thank bono for stepping away from the microphone, i knew he couldn't rhyme, but i'm so glad he can fall back on adding and subtracting. it might be the one thing all of us can agree on. >> the voice is spot on. bono was speaking at clinton's alma mater georgetown university saying clinton is more of a rock star than he'll ever be. let's go back out to al with a check of your weather. >> that is a darn good imitation. bono, who knew. tell us about this shoe box. >> this is actually operation shoe box. well, this week is collection week and we're going to need all of your guys' help. >> we'll put something on our website. one of our camera guys was just
working on this, weren't you, tommy? >> they all get sent out to kids all around the country, all around the world, really, and they get christmas gifts and the knowledge of church and what makes life a real gift. >> you guys are focusing on hurricane sandy too, right? we really appreciate that. let's check your right? >> yeah. >> maybe i should have tommy do the weather. news channel 7 in panama city, florida. 65 degrees as you look on the satellite radar, heavy rain to the southeast. we are expecting fog in the pacific northwest. a few clouds here and there around the great lakes with a few snow showers. for the most part, pretty nice. evening showers move to the central and southern california with a beautiful day from texas to the gulf that's what's going on around the country, here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. good morning, cloudy and cold this thursday morning and around the region. we have temperatures generally
above freezing from the blue ridge east to the bay. west of the blue ridge, many locations at or below freezing. we'll have the cloud cover breaking up later this afternoon with sun breaking out. highs reach near 50. later tonight, into tomorrow morning, partly cloudy. mid-30 starting off friday morning. this chilly pattern continues into midweek nex>> and that's y weather. who's here? >> carson daly. >> good morning. >> how are you? >> am i going to be late for one direction? >> just a couple of days. so we've got ten competitors left on "the voice." >> we do. >> and now the audience basically takes over, how do the judges feel about that? >> they love it. they spent time with their teams and now it's up to america to have that full control, and we're down to the top ten. >> don't they want to have the grip on what happens there? >> they do. i asked adam levine, what does
it feel like? oh, it hurts. and it's what you have to do and the viewers are there week in and week out and it's their turn. >> you had two singers sent home, from team blake, andrea and louise from team christina. >> it's hard to say what's right because the talent level is so high. people are going to go home. she's 16, and she probably didn't believe she would make it as far as she did. this is how it's going to be until the december 17th finale. it's going to be bittersweet. >> you have someone in this group you look at and think superstar? >> boy, i think so. i think we have that. hey, listen, i love where the show starts, starts from that pure place of the voice, almost like the old days with radio before video star. i do. i think we have a couple in there that are going to have a really, really long career. >> and how is your son jackson dealing with his new sister? >> in fact, we have a little something for you for etta.
>> thank you. >> it's all about team christina, team adam, but what about team carson is the question we asked, so we have a little -- my dexterity is not what it should be out here. look, it's a onesie, team carson. >> we have to backup just in case. >> thank you, matt. >> check out "the voice" right here on nbc monday and tuesdays 8:00/7:00 central time. up next, we've got dr. phil in the studio, but first these messages. ♪ i -- i got it, i got it made ♪
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petraeus, but not the situation. >> it didn't shock me. and, frankly, i'm not sure that it's as much our business as we make it. somehow or another today, there just aren't any boundaries, and people talk about it being national security. i mean, is it really? or do we just have this insatiable interest for what's going on in people's lives? i don't know where those boundaries should be and where they're not. i'm certainly -- i'm definitely certain that mrs. petraeus has an interest in it, but i'm not sure that we should have as much interest in it as we do. >> what do you make of the players in this case? you have general petraeus who is very well-regarded, certainly, in his work and considered such a straight arrow, then you have the two ladies, jill kelley and paula broadwell. what's your take? >> well, that's what i talk about in "life code." i wrote this book because i think we live in a different world than our mamas told us about. and i wrote this book because i want to tell people how the world really works, not how it
should work. but how it really works, people have currency. and they look for the things that really light them up. obviously for these women, they didn't choose these guys because they look like james bond. they didn't choose these guys because they look like leo dicaprio, right? because they're powerful, because they represent something, and that's currency to them. they're connected to that. i think that's what motivates them. you have to see what their currency is. >> let's talk about the book, they did talk about the real world. you call them baiters. >> it's an acronyacronym. they're back stabbers, abusers, imposters, takers, exploiters and reckless people. and they're in all of our lives.
going to be sitting next to one at home, co-workers, people you deal with in your life that are willing to step up and take what's yours if you don't recognize who they are. and i put in this book a secret playbook of how these people do what they do. then i talked about what you need to do. you need a secret playbook, as well. >> you write in the book about a time you think you were kind of to use a phrase screwed over by an associate. >> i didn't think i was. i got embezzled by someone who came to me knowing my currency because they groom you like a pedophile grooms a child. they came and said -- talked about family values and church and god and all that kind of stuff and got next to me and got next to my money and pretty soon they were out the door with hundreds of thousands of dollars and left my family absolutely in ruins financially. >> but you don't think these people are everywhere? or do you? that's a cynical look of the
world. >> they're not everywhere, but they're out there and they're not coming into your life, they're already there. you just need to be able to spot them. and that's why i wrote this book. and i want -- this was a book of passion for me. and i want people to read it. and, by the way, this book doesn't come out in broad distribution until after the first of the year. right now you can buy it at the booknook.com because i've got it in a special pre-release. it's been out this week and it is moving faster than any book i've ever done, which is exciting for me. it tells me people want to know what's really going on in their life. that's exciting to me. >> and your son is the publisher, right? >> he is. >> well, they may recognize some of the people you describe in the book. >> i hope not. >> all right. once again, dr. phil, thank you, and the book is called "life code." you're going to stick around for today's professionals? >> i am. well, coming up next, jenna bush-hager one-on-one with the first lady of new jersey next. into their work,
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new jersey governor chris christie has made a name for himself on the national political stage. now his wife, new jersey's first lady mary pat christie is stepping in to the spotlight to help people in her state deal with the devastation of superstorm sandy. today jenna bush-hager caught up with her. >> reporter: more than two weeks ago when sandy hit, the coast of new jersey was forever changed. and although the state's first lady mary pat christie has stayed out of the spotlight, the devastation of sandy is personal. >> and our town in particular was really devastated, as well. >> reporter: and has redefined her role. >> you really want to completely focus on the people and there's no guide. i've never done this before, nor has my husband, but i think that we're all kind of inspired by my husband. >> we're on the road to recovery. >> reporter: and we all kind of are ready to roll up our sleeves and get to work.
>> reporter: together, they're spearheading the relief fund, a foundation focused on rebuilding the state they love. >> so our goal is really to be there for the long-term. and this takes a long time, but i think their spirits need that support. >> reporter: here in seabright, new jersey, a community washed away by the storm, connor and kara come back to assess the damages of their family-run pizzeria. a comforting embrace. it's empathy that's not hard to come by, even the governor's family lost power. >> i think like most new jersey residents, we played more games than we know to do with. catch phrase and scategories became a highlight of our day. >> reporter: has it been hard to watch your husband go through and watching your state be affected the way this has? >> it definitely has been. i think that after the 16, 18-hour days my husband comes
home, not only is he exhausted physically, but it definitely is mentally draining to come and, you know, hug people who have lost their life savings and their world, really. >> reporter: if the storm of the century had a starring character, it'd be the new jersey governor. >> you've obviously known your husband for a long time, 26 years. you've been married, but has the way he's led surprised you at all through this? >> not really. not really because i've seen him in management situations before that are challenging, and he kind of gets a group of people around the table and is very good at listening, but then quickly deciding and delegating. >> is it hard to be back at a place where you brought your kids? i mean, you have such family memories? >> sure. sure. i think people saw the governor at casino pier. >> you know, in august. >> reporter: and casino pier, i mean, that was our big night out with the children. my children are just -- sounds
almost small, but that's their childhood. >> reporter: a doting wife, mother of four, and working woman still finding time to visit the front lines providing comfort and long-term support for the citizens she loves. >> we will rebuild. bigger and stronger. >> reporter: for "today," sea bright, new jersey. switching gears now, you probably know them best as olympians of their long legal battle with mark zuckerberg, now the winklevoss twins are investing in a new website called huckster. good morning to all of you. nice to see you. before i get to this new venture, you know i've got to ask you about facebook. about 50% lower than the initial public offering. while some might think that's sweet revenge to you, you've got a lot of stock in that company, don't you? >> we don't really comment on our holdings, but i think they
did have a rough road, but it's a real company with real revenues, they've got real prospects. >> bullish or bearish on the future, he's hinted to that, but do you think this company has an economic future? >> i think it does, yeah, definitely. >> you're right, you don't comment much on your holdings. talk about this new deal. you've got a company, you invest money in start-ups that you think are promising, this one's called huckster. before i get the why you invested, tell me about the site. >> it's a platform that tracks products online and lets you know when they're on sale. >> what's the major difference between this one and other ones that find deals for consumers? >> the things that attracted them to the deal is we're not a social site. so this is a personal site where you can shop by yourself and everything's not being shared with everyone else. >> so i want to buy a j. crew sweater, i pop that in and it keeps me posted on the price and the size and the style. how many retailers will be involved in this? >> we have over 400 retailers right now that people have hucks
at. >> do you look and you've got -- i hope the number's correct, you invested, i believe $750,000 in this. or do you not comment on that also? >> why this site? >> so one of the things, if anybody's shopped online, they've sort of -- it sends so many untargeted, unwanted deals your way that your inbox gets cluttered. so the main thing about huckster, it pulls the deals that only you want and will only send you an alert on something that you huck as the price goes down. >> when you show up at a meeting to invest or not invest, you come with a reputation, do you think that makes it more exciting for people like them? or do you think maybe some people worry about the baggage you come with, as well? >> i think people see us as strategic investors. i think that's why they took our money and that's how we help companies with it. >> good luck. good to see you guys. nice to catch up with you, and good luck to you, as well. we're back after your local news.
good morning. 8:26 now on this thursday, november 15th. i'm aaron gilchrist. breaking news at this hour. at least one person has been shot during an fbi raid in maryland. this happened at a home on kipling park way. a crew is on the scene there. we'll bring more details as we get them into nbc 4 and www.nbcwashington.com. let's check traffic. danella? >> delays on metro red line. a single track between glen mont and wheaton. the inner loop of the beltway, an earlier crash is cleared out of the roadway. delays from pennsylvania avenue slow to the wilson bridge. >> tom has
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>> and we're back with more at 8:30 on a thursday morning. that is just a little preview of the radio city christmas spectacular courtesy of the one and only rockettes. ladies, thank you very, very much. happy holidays. always fun to have them here. >> there's my high kick. all i can manage. >> want to see it again? >> exactly. >> on the plaza, matt lauer along with savannah gurthrie, al roker, and natalie morales. >> we talked to guy fieri about the very harsh review that the "new york times" food critic gave him. >> harsh? >> scathing might be a better word. well, guy's back, he's a good sport, brought some of his food and we're going to have the professionals taste it. they're tasting it right now. >> don't talk with your mouth full. >> you're going to eat and report back during "today's professionals" next hour. >> i didn't know the camera was
on. >> enjoy. >> we've got a lot to get to. mr. roker, how about a check of the weather? >> let's look ahead to the weekend. friday, we are going to beweeke. friday, showers along the southeastern atlantic coast. windy conditions. for saturday, beautiful along the east coast with showers along the southeastern atlantic coast. wet weather from california to the pacific northwest. sunday, sunday, sunny and cool in the northeast. rainy and windy. more wet weather, windy weather in the northwest down the california coast into the mountain region and the casca s cascades. that's what's going on around the country, here's what's happening in your neck of the woods.. cloudy and cold around the region. we are generally above freezing. in the mountains at or below freezing. the beltway and washington upper 30s to around 40. rater today, sun breaking out this afternoon with highs in the upper 40s to near 50.
tomorrow, partly cloudy. mid-50s. over the weekend, cold mornings and chilly afternoons. dry into wednesday. >> >> savannah's been working on it. come on, let's go. >> it doesn't help. doesn't help. >> kick one, everybody, here we go! >> commercial, commercial. >> still to come this morning, kathie lee coming up about her opening night on broadway. it's my coffee when i want it.
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tonight. >> not broadway out in iowa, we're talking about broadway in new york city. she wrote the book and lyrics to this new original musical, made every single costume that you're going to be seeing. and who better to give us a behind-the-scenes look than her partner hoda. >> we are less than ten hours away from curtain. and i can tell you, this has been a labor of love for kathie lee. and she has mentioned her show on our show just a couple of times. >> just a couple? >> couple. ♪ >> we have a little show called "scandalous." >> let's talk about "scandalous." >> kathie lee gifford's musical is going to broadway. >> yeah, baby. >> should we sing the song? >> hooray for hollywood. from shirley temple -- >> everybody knows shirley temple but they don't know amy
simple. >> but kathie lee's out to change that with "scandalous," the musical based on amy. >> she was a woman of history who has fallen through the cracks. she went on to become the most scandalous, controversial, yet celebrated woman of her day. >> you're drifting away from the face of your fathers. >> 12 years i've been actually physically writing it and trying to get it produced on broadway. >> everybody agrees she was the best, though, right? >> she was really, really strong, yeah. >> we've had four workshops, i think. two large out of town regional productions, well over 1,000 re-writes. it's all part of the process. >> with every chance i got. >> carol lee carmelo in my mind is the finest working actress in
musical theater. there's not another actress ibd think of that could play amy the way carol lee does. >> this is amy's home away from home, it's the theater on broadway. an exciting time, the crew, the cast, the team, have been working around the clock to get this baby ready for opening night. are they ready? come on, let's go backstage and find out. >> hoda woman. >> is it time? >> almost. we're about half an hour from curtain. >> wait, stage time. >> you are center stage, this is the neil simon theater. would you like me to introduce you to some of the folks? >> take me back. >> this way. >> of course. >> we heard rumors that the hottie with the body ed watts is in here. >> one of the highlights for
many of the women. >> do you get to see something happening beneath this robe. what could it be? >> he plays adam. >> wait -- >> adam and eve. >> good to see you, bye. >> are you talking? >> hope he makes it for curtain. >> opening night's knocking on the door, are you ready? >> i'm ready. >> girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do. >> yeah, sing a little of it. ♪ girl's gotta do what a girls gotta do ♪ ♪ a girl don't gotta do it no more ♪ >> how does it feel being this close to opening, girl? >> i'm scared to death. carmel my wonderful wig master is prepping my hair to be put under two wig caps, and here are my microphones which live on the back of my head. >> in case one goes out. >> that's right. because i never leave the stage, really. >> you've been in this project since the infancy.
>> yeah, the early '40s. can you believe it? it's like opening night on broadway. >> you know -- she doesn't know to kiss me or curse me. >> you are going to sit there in the audience and watch that curtain go up on opening night. what will that be like? >> i think that's when it's finally going to hit me. it's my child and i had a lot of help birthing it and i hope it'll live forever and touch people's lives. >> thanks for that lovely, lovely piece. thank you, hoda. >> so excited. >> you're welcome. >> we've got our tickets. >> i am so grateful for the support around here has been unbelievable. what i'll always remember the most is you guys just -- just right there for me and supporting me and understanding what a passion this has been for me. >> look what we have for you.
>> oh. >> you should be getting some wine ready for the 10:00 show. >> thank you. congrats, kath. >> and i thought for sure that witch from philadelphia was going to win. >> i thank you, good luck. >> break a leg. >> break two. >> i'll break two chubby ones. coming up next, jane holly on rewriting your life after 50.
so varied, health care, government service, but he was looking for something more, more meaningful. well, he got a call from a friend who felt exactly the same way. walters was 57, his friend was 23. lauren walters yearned to put a lifetime of experience to good work. >> i felt frustrated i wasn't having the kind of impact i thought i could. >> the seed of an idea was planted when he visited rwanda. >> going out into a village i saw kids who were hungry. just on an ongoing basis. >> reporter: but he also saw children eating from squeezable pouchs. >> and i knew there was something you could do to treat malnourished kids, which were these nutrition packs, but there was a supply problem. >> reporter: for three years, he thought about it. >> for me, ideas simmer. >> reporter: but he wasn't thinking about starting a business.
until 23-year-old will howser called. the son of a good friend, he too was looking for something more. >> i wanted to start a business doing something entrepreneurial but also doing something that gives back in some way. >> reporter: two degrees, a food bar was an idea whose time had come. >> when consumers are given a choice between doing something which has a cause related to it as opposed to just the product, they'll choose something that has a cause. >> reporter: here's how it works. >> for every bar that is sold, we purchase and donate a meal to a hungry child somewhere in the world. >> so i buy the bar -- >> and a nutrition pack is given to a malnourished kid. and it's a dense peanut butter paste. >> and that's exactly how the kid eats it. >> it is. exactly.
it tastes pretty good. >> but the food bar has to taste good too. >> sunflower butter. >> i do too. >> reporter: despite lauren's diverse background, the food business was all new. >> hi, how can i help? how do we market, how do we brand? i never created a brand for anything and neither did will. >> a real person on there, a real child, i think is huge, stops you in your tracks. >> he's tapped a 20-something brain trust pumped with ideas. >> we span a generation gap. we think about things differently, we're connected to different networks of people. we see things differently. i think for us, it's been an enormous asset to the company. >> reporter: they recruited an army of sales reps at 75 colleges. and activated lauren's vast network of connections. soon, they were in every whole foods store in the country. >> and this is almond, you can try one of these.
you can. right in here. >> reality check. >> i thought it would be easier than it is. it's hard. >> reporter: today the bar is in 1,000 stores, but lauren thinks he'll need 10,000 to succeed. >> i'm really optimistic. and we've donated about 500,000 meals so far. >> that's impressive. >> the other thing i've learned that i've given to the young people is to imagine that anything is possible. >> by the end of this year, lauren expects to have distributed 750,000 meals to nonprofit partners around the world. lauren walters is our 28th story in our series. if you have reimagined your life after 50, let us know. maybe we'll tell your story in 2013. go to aarp.org/jane. >> my favorite part is these people from two different generations are teaming up and sharing their expertise.
food network show, sandra's restaurant, sandra lee is hard at work on her new magazine and the first issue is out now. good morning to you. >> good morning, my dear. >> we've got great recipes going. are these the things we would find in the magazine? >> exactly what you're going to find in the magazine. great wine pairings under $20 combined with fabulous foods. i'm paying attention to my eggs here. >> this is crispy potatoes and cheese eggs. >> i've got grated potatoes, heavy on the salt and pepper, little bit of olive oil in the pan. butter first. >> can't skip the butter. >> what am i thinking? >> key step. >> as the butter goes in, bottom of the pan, it'll melt as you go, that's fine. now, p out it in there, pat it down flat, you have a potato pancake. flip that after five minutes. >> you want me to flip this? >> go ahead. >> you're a brave woman.
>> go for it. >> i don't want to mess it up. >> i know you now how to do it. this is some crown royal going into my cheese mixture. now in here was just shallots that i took a little bit of butter and sauteed up until they're soft, flour goes in there, two tablespoons, you want to cook that for two minutes until the flour taste comes out. the milk goes in half and half, and you want to put in your whiskey, bourbon. >> what kind of cheese did you use? >> any kind of soft cheese you like. you know, i like, frankly, i like munster provolone. look at how cheesy that is. >> yum. >> on top of your potato pancake they go. sorry about the bottom of the pan. >> this looks like comfort food to me. >> this is a gorgeous dish. now, on top of there would go -- just some caviar on top of there and a little bit of chives and
some cheese sauce. >> great. >> now this is great for a brunch, but also fantastic for breakfast for dinner. let's talk about wine. this is butterfly kiss, hints of pear, mango, and lemon, the price point at $12.99. buy this where they sell wines. where i come from, they sell wine in the grocery store. >> me too. and champagne, would you pair that with it too? >> either/or. that would be beautiful, as well. that bottle is going to be just under $20 at $19.99. >> great. >> and now back here, let's go quickly. if you don't have time for a big turkey dinner, we are going to do game hens. this is what i'm making, no the the big turkey. >> okay. >> this is in the magazine. lemon and garlic paired beautifully. this is $17.99. very full-bodied. >> great. >> lots of spice and it's elegant and smooth.
>> you throw them in the oven? >> that's got olive oil, lemon, garlic, that's it. about 20 to 25 minutes per pound. >> what's for dessert? >> and dessert is in the slow cooker. this is a beautiful, hot mocha cake. you take some chocolate cake mix, you want this? >> just a fork, yeah. thank you. >> all right. >> so it's just a cake mix, make it normal, but on top you put the instant pudding and 2 cups of warm milk and marshmallows cook it down. this is $11.99 a bottle. >> the price is right on that. professionals after your local news.
8:56 is your time now on this thursday, november 15th, 2012. i'm eun yang. we have breaking news out of maryland. at least one person has been shot during an fbi raid. it happened at a home in district heights. we have a crew on the scene. we'll bring more as it comes in and on www.nbcwashington.com. tom is here with the chilly forecast. tom, good morning.
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and earn 75% more than cards earning 1% cash back on almost everything. and we're back now with more of "today" on a thursday morning. it's the 15th day of november, 2012. let's recap, shall we? >> okay. >> we've got the christmas tree. which has arrived in rockefeller center. >> right. >> we have a read through this morning for the macy's thanksgiving day parade. >>right. >> which can only mean one thing. holiday time here. we are ready. >> thanksgiving? >> we had the rockettes earlier. >> it's holiday season, we have a nice crowd gathered on our plaza this morning, happy to be out here with them. i'm matt laueralong with savannah gurthrie, mr. al roker, and mr. willie geist. and coming up with the professionals. >> and dr. phil sticking around to join us.
he'll be in for dr. nancy, no shortage of opinions. he's going to join donny and star as we look at the guy fieri review. their takes on it and also donny here special just for flirting, to flirt or noto flirt. >> i think we know donny's answer. >> is donny breathing? this weekend, of course, we've got another edition of "saturday night live." and you know given the news of the week, it is going to be very interesting show. well, we're going to talk to snl star fred armisen about all the news they'll be talking about and what it's like to not play president obama. and later, we're going to help you get motivated to get active with new games and gadgets that are supposed to get you moving during the cold months when you want to curl under the covers and do nothing. >> okay. >> people do that. >> yeah. exactly. natalie's standing by at the news desk to get a check of the headlines. good morning, everyone.
general david petraeus has volunteered to testify in front of congress on friday about the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya, this as the scandal widens following his acknowledged extramarital affair and subsequent resignation. meanwhile, the special agent who investigated the e-mails sento a socialite has been revealed. humphries ii played a key role helping athwa ining thwart a pl terrorist attack. he has seen no evidence that the general's indiscretion led to a national security breach. rocket fire intensified overnight tween israel and militants in gaza. this morning, at least three israelis were killed when their apartment building was struck by a gazan rocket marking the jewish state's first casualty since they launched into action on wednesday killing hamas' military commander.
more than 100 have been wounded. the president heads to the new york area today to survey the damage left in the wake of superstorm sandy. this after taking a strong stance on the looming fiscal cliff telling lawmakers that the economy cannot afford a tax increase on all americans. republican leaders say raising income tax rates on wealthier americans would hurt job creation. new health concerns this morning for yet another popular caffeinated drink, 13 reported deaths have been linked to the possible involvement of 5-hour energy. according to the fda, reports date back to 2009, dozens involving life-threatening issues like convulsions, heart attacks, and even a spontaneous abortion. the company that distributes the energy shot drink says it is unaware that any deaths can be proven to be caused by 5-hour energy and that the drink is safe when used as directed. nbc news has confirmed this morning, british oil giant bp
has agreed to pay a record criminal penalty as it nears a federal settlement over the 2010 gulf oil disaster. the settlement also includes criminal charges in connection with the deadly oil rig explosion. u.s. women's soccer team goalie solo and jeremy stevens were married tuesday, the same day they appeared in court in a domestic violence case. police had detained stevens monday for a suspected assault at solo's suburban home. he was released when the judge ruled there was insufficient evidence. the couple had been dating for about two months. and you may be getting excited for thanksgiving, but these turkeys have declared all out war. one commuter in connecticut caught these wild turkeys bringing traffic to a halt, gobbling, even pecking at his car. the turkeys have been turning up every morning for the last few weeks, and the thanksgiving feast coming, they're not backing down.
turkeys win in this case. it is 9:04 right now. let's go back to al with a check of the weather. hey, al. >> you want a piece of me? let's take a look, see what you got for youk and see what we hae as far as your weather is concerned. wet weather in the southeastern atlantic coast. the carolinas looking at wet stuff. a beautiful day here, on the chilly side. fog in the pacific northwest and freezing fog in southern idaho. look for afternoon showers in central california. the gulf coast looking good. plenty of sunshine. it's chilly in the northeast up into new that's what's going around the country, here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> gray and cold this thursday morning. good morning. i'm storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein. right now, upper 30s to near 40 in the met troy area. later today, sun may break out. upper 40s to 50. average high this time of year is 58. we'll stay chilly through next week with cold mornings and
chilly afternoons. it looks dry. the coastal storm is going to be farther off the coast. we may not get further precipitat >> and that's your latest weather. willie? >> all right, al, thank you very much. time for "today's professionals." in for dr. nancy snyderman today, our great pleasure to welcome dr. phil. author of "life code," the new rules for winning in the real world. good morning. >> and a special guest down at the end, lingering in our studio, guy fieri. >> he's here to do my hair. he's going -- >> i told you what we can do with it. >> that'd be a good look. >> we're going to read a piece of this "new york times" review of guy's new restaurant in time square. the "new york times" writes in part, guy fieri, have you eaten at one of your new restaurants? have you pulled up one of the seats and ordered a meal? did you eat the food? did it live up to your
expectation? did you try the blue drink? the watermelon margarita and goes on and on from there. i'll spare you the rest of it. donny, let me start with you, some people saying this is self-indulgent by the writer, a guy with an agenda. others say he s assigned the job and gave his honest opinion. >> well, i think this is the best thing that happened. hey, these food critics, they eat up here places, this is real food for real people. enough with the critics, make it the populous movement. this will turn into gold for you, my friend. say we're not for critics, we're for you and me. this is a bonanza for me. i thought it was very good. >> it was very sarcastic. >> it was mean-spirited. almost if the critic didn't want to go to the restaurant. like his boss made him go to the restaurant and then in criticizing the food, it was like, so since i have to be here and eat in this place, i'm going to take you down. it was mean and unnecessary.
>> guy brought enough food to feed our entire "today" crew. they're downstairs trying the food. dr. phil, you star, and donny all had a bite. >> well, first off, i did have some of it, and everything i tasted was really good. and i've got to say. i've got a problem with these critics and the language in this article tells me that it was more about him trying to find ways that he could flourish and embellish and lift himself up than it was about telling people about the restaurant. i mean, come on. this was way across the line. and you know what really bothers me? two things, there are 250 people working at this restaurant. he's entertaining himself and inflating his ego at the expense of 250 hard-working people that are down there trying to do a good job. that bothers me a lot. >> next dr. phil, restaurant critics. >> but donny, isn't that critic doing his job? >> look, let's not get too warm and fuzzy here. if we can be rude to
politicians, i have no problem with the guy taking out knives. it is what it is. a lot of journalists are self-motivated. my point is, it's just food, relax a little bit. >> if you're going to tak out knives, and i understand, you know, you go to the big fancy smancy restaurants, but this is real food in time square, what did you expect? >> this wasn't about the food. it was about the critic. and by the way, last night, they host the "new york times" hosted 160-person party at that restaurant. >> dr. phil, haven't we trained our culture that angry sells? that the more -- whether it's political talk shows, our candidate. so we're training whether it's food critics or everybody -- or housewives to throw things at each other. this is more example of bad behavior getting more attention. >> the last time guy was here, he -- we fought each other to get over to it. >> we're going to do therapy
over this scathing review. >> guy, it would be one thing if it appeared in the "new york times" and a small audience of people who read that saw it. but this has gone viral. are you worried what it might do to your business? >> well, i came back to new york. i live in california, i was just here for a few days working at the restaurant, flew home for a parent/teacher conference, flew right back to come here and face this. the restaurant business is not exact. we're trying every day to be as good as we can be. we know there's critics. and i listen to my critics, that's my guests that come in the restaurant, my fans that come in the restaurant. visitors and new yorkers. am i worried about it? yeah. anything bad. especially when there was, i think another agenda. but the reality, and i'm glad to hear the comments and support. we'll prevail, keep going. i've got a great team, great chefs, this will move on. >> run with it. put a sign, no critics -- this is gold. >> donny, i'm going to put you out there. >> it's a great opportunity. >> costs a lot of money to get this advice from him, yes,
indeed, i'd take it. >> we appreciate you coming in. >> thank you. >> thanks for ving me. >> next topic, flirting with trouble. new piece in the "wall street journal" talks about the pros and cons of flirting coming off this scandal in the united states military if you want to call it that. general allen e-mailing with the woman, ms. kelley in tampa, senior department -- >> looking at me. >> well, these e-mails were flirtatious in nature. so can flirting be a good thing in the workplace? i actually -- >> i can't believe i'm asking you. >> i, actually, this is going to be controversial. i never had a problem with people having relationships in the workplace as long as it wasn't a direct subordinate. it's an natural eco system for people to meet. they spend all their waking hours, and flirting in and of itself can give good energy. there's different degrees of flirting. and i think every time people from the opposite sex usually interact or the same sex, there's some granular thing going on and it's okay. >> i have to take the -- put my
legal hat on today because there's innately going to be a problem in your workplace even if you're not subordinate and boss. you're going to make an uncomfortable work environment for the other employees, and that is in violation -- >> very, very -- quickly, when leno went off the air, the most beautiful moment he said, here's my tribute and they opened up the curtain to all the families that met on his show and children were born out of it. so there's something wonderful. >> what's the line between flirting and going to sexual harassment? >> well, depends what your intention is. if you flirt enough, you can get a rabbit to hug a hen. the question is, what are you trying to do? if you're doing it for a purpose to come together, then okay, you get what you go after. but don't pretend you're doing one thing if you're doing something else. if you're going after a relationship with that person, then you're flirting with a purpose, okay. but own it.
don't pretend you're not. and if somebody says, no, that's the harassment part, somebody says no, it's no. >> or if it makes the person who sits across from the person uncomfortable. >> none of their business. >> i'm supposed to work in an environment where my colleague's not getting special favors because -- >> leave it there. >> i think hooching it up should be the last word in this debate. thank you so much for being with us. up next, one of the stars of "snl" right after this. ♪ one for you. ♪ and one for me. ♪ you, you, you, you, you... ♪ and one for me. ♪ check out the price of this new flat screen. ♪ ♪ i'll buy it for bill but it's also for me. ♪ ♪ xbox for jack. ♪ sweaters for nancy. ♪ i'm blown away... i'm freaking out... ♪ ♪ deals, deals, deals! breathe. ♪ one for you and one for guess who. ♪ ♪ it's on, it's on, it's on, ♪ it's black friday.
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"saturday night live." one of their funniest fred armisen has stopped by. >> we're all ready imagining the scenarios. >> it's all surprises, but there'll be good stuff for sure. >> is it fair to say we'll hear from general petraeus on saturday night? >> well, i'll give nothing away, but you'll be happy. >> and jeremy renner hosting. >> he's an actual actor, you know, from a real film. a real movie star and he's really great and i've been a fan of his for a long time anyway, you know. of "hurt locker," it's a cool movie. >> how is he rolling from the idea of how things change so quickly and sketches get dropped or added? >> you don't attach yourself emotionally to anything. because it just changes so much that you go in and do your job and try to be -- >> those of us who have been the rehearsals and see the show, it changes up to the last minute, things will be dropped left and right. makes your job that much harder.
>> you memorize a script and it's gone. >> people running up to you, this is out. it's like being a soldier or something. >> i heard jason sudekis in an interview talking about how the crew hates you guys. you know that theme park we were going to do? that's a and they have to rebuild it. >> he had that look, like, what? people hate us? >> costumes, everything. wigs. got to know you very well as president obama where you played so brilliantly. jay ferrell has taken on that role. do you miss playing the president? >> no, i like the constant change at "snl" and makes me feel good about the place. jay is so brilliant. and it's kind of nice because as things move along, you know, it's something to embrace. >> why was there a change, fred? a lot of people got uncomfortable, everyone identifies theresident -- why the change?
>> because of the new, you know, the fact there's like a new presidency, the election and everything. and it's just a good time to do it. the time is right to kind of, you know, let things move on a little bit. and change is always a great thing. >> you've been on the show -- it's hard to believe you've been on ten years. >> how do you think i feel? >> how do you feel? >> because it's incredible. it does feel like a brand new job to me all the time. maybe because every week there's like a new host and everything, but it's always brand new to me. and it went by in a flash. >> meanwhile, you have a new book out, as well. you're also an author, based on your show. >> yeah, that's the one and i wrote it with kari brownstein and a couple other writers from the show. and that's it right there. >> it's a hilarious show, by the way. the premise, kind of hipsters. >> like a fake travel book for portlandia, this fictional place, this fictional city. >> a hipster's bible. >> i'll take it. >> i think we need to go to portlandia.
>> we're hipsters. we need to go to get hip. >> exactly. >> thank you. >> all right. i've been -- don't forget, catch "snl" with jeremy renner this saturday 10:30 central here on nbc. >> thanks, fred. great to have you. coming up, gadgets that will keep you moving. i like to drink orange juice or have lemon in my water... eat tomato sauce on my spaghetti. the acidic levels in some foods can cause acid erosion. the enamel starts to wear down. and you can't grow your enamel back. i was quite surprised, as only few as four exposures a day what that can do to you. it's quite a lesson learned. my dentist recommended that i use pronamel. because it helps to strengthen the enamel. he recommended that i use it every time i brush. you feel like there is something that you're doing to help safeguard against the acid erosion. and i believe it's doing a good job.
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over the past few weeks, millions of people here in the northeast experience life without power. what would you do if the power went out and never came back on? that's the premise of the new hit nbc drama "revolution." john carlos plays neville. the militia that formed after the blackout. good morning. pleasure to have you here. >> good to be here. >> it's a huge hit for nbc.
i should say thank you. we appreciate it. >> you're welcome. >> i imagine when you get a call from j.j. abrams, the opportunity to work on a show he creates, it's got to be amazing. >> it's an amazing thing. we also have eric cripke who does supernatural and brian burke, but it's great to be on a show where people get the fact you have to do characters with action and great actors. >> do you know where everything's going this season? >> it's being revealed even to me. >> as we speak writing scripts. >> exactly right. things change all the time. i think that there's a big cliffhanger coming which will keep our audience really on the edge of their seats on 11/26. and we're celebrating led zeppelin. >> i know, this coming episode. thank you so much, catch all new episodes of "revolution" on nbc. ♪
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good morning. it's 9:26 on this thursday, november 150th. i'm aaron gilchrist. breaking news at this hour. a shooting during an fbi raid in maryland. it happened at a home in district heights. one person taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound. stay with news 4 and www.nbcwashington.com for updates. now, a check on traffic. danella? >> good news on the red line. earlier delays are gone and normal service resumed. let's het to i-270 southbound. here is a live look at montrose road. no accidents. it's a slow trip for you. 395, an earlier accident is gone. back to you, aaron. >> thank you. time to check on your weathe
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i think i just saw the reality of what had happened. and i had my eye patch on. i didn't have my hand. and half my head was shaved, and i was just thinking, wow. >> that is 24-year-old fashion writer lauren scruggs, the young woman who walked into a spinning airplane propeller nearly a year ago. the accident almost killed her. but her attitude is amazing, and she and her family will be here live tomorrow on "today" for an exclusive interview. and i'll have more with her tomorrow night on "dateline." she's an incredible woman. great spirit. her whole family, very spiritual, very christian and really believe that now she has a great story to tell to help others. >> she looks amazing. >> in just a year's time, it's
remarkable what the doctors have been able to do in her recovery overall. >> amazing to survive to begin with and then look as good as she does. >> it's been very hard, but she's handling it with such grace and dignity. it's beautiful. >> we look forward to seeing her tomorrow. coming up, we're going to test our social cues, how to handle the awkward situations, whether it's a new co-worker who won't leave you alone, willie, or tricky issues during the holidays. we'll advice. >> i wonder what that restraining order was all about from one al roker. and if the cold weather makes you want to curl under a blanket in front of the tv, we'll get you up on your feet and moving with a new interactive game. >> it's called, hey, i'm squatting in front of the tv. that's fantastic. >> all right. >> now i'm going to squat over here. that's fantastic. >> moving, it's good. also, you may be doing a
little bit of the squats after you stuffs yourself on thanksgiving. what better way to segue our favorite italian cooking family the scottos are whipping up recipes and squatting. >> mom's wearing leather. >> i know. hot mama, marion. marion and her leather. >> that was natalie for the record. >> again, socially awkward. let's see what we've got for you as we look ahead for the weekend. for tomorrow, no travel troubles. wet weather along the west coast from the pacific northwest into central california. sunny and cold in the plains. as we move into saturday, doing traveling in the southeastern atlantic coast. heavy rain in central california into the pacific northwest. sunday, sunday, rain and windy along the mid-atlantic coast. more rain and snow in the pacific northwest into central california and the mountains. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your
neck of the woods. >> gray and cold. good morning, i'm storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein. around the region, temperatures are above freezing in much of the area. still in the 30s to around 40s. right in washington and southern maryland where it's in the low to mid-40s. later today, up near 50. maybe sun coming up. still, this unusually chilly pattern continuing into midweek next week. looking dry. the coastal storm looks to be >> and that's your latest weather. >> all right, al. thank you very much. fun gadgets to get you up off that couch and moving. we're going to dance. you're going to dance. >> i am? >> we're not allowed to do that. [ male announcer ] this is bob,
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gives you your own personal trainer. as you can see, this one is called break down the walls. i have to squat. >> does that guide you on the side? >> yeah, he trains me. i go through a 15 minute body assessment. it's going to see if i'm injured or not, put me through fitness tests. and you can have your own personal trainer. a great game to really get you moving. nike plus for kinect. >> i love a good set of headphones to keep you moving. ear buds fall out. these i've been testing out for a few months, called jay birds sport bands, and they stay on, but the best part about them, they're wireless. if you have your smartphone, you can control it from the headphones and you can take and make calls, which is a nice little option. but the best part is, they stay on. >> that's great. that's fantastic. >> five awesome colors too. >> i like these goggles. >> you're familiar with these
goggles. you have seen the underwater version, there's a scuba and snorkel version. they take pictures, video, now there's a new ski goggle that takes stills, but also coolest part about it, you can wirelessly stream the video l right to somebody's smartphone. >> so they can see you wipe out. >> i like to hang out in the lobby and eat hot dogs while they're on the slopes, but now they can prove it to me because i can see their feed live. >> watch out for that cliff -- >> yeah, go down and go anywhere from $100 to $400 depending on what you want. i'm out of breath from that. >> i don't feel so bad now. you take a breath. you really like this. >> i love this. so there is a very cluttered market when it comes to fitness bands. my favorite is -- this is just relaunched on tuesday. this is jawbone -- >> they took it off the market because it had a lot of problems. >> it is back and better than ever.
>> waterproof now? >> waterproof, amazing. you take the wristband off and pop it into the headphone jack of your iphone. it tracks your sleep, calories burned, your steps taken. as you can see today i've already taken 1,668 steps, i go for 10,000 steps a day, but the cool one i like is the sleep. you can see it maps out my sleep, but not just shows me how many hours i've slept, deep sleep, slight sleep, how long it took to fall asleep, maps it out for you, and i can follow my friend mindy and travis. friends and family, you want to track the data, do that too. >> i want to find out how my family's sleeping. >> nice little option. >> fit bit is another option, if you don't want to have the bracelet i have, this is more discreet, you can have it on your bra, your pants. >> that's much more discreet. >> well, you don't see it, al. let's get with the program here. >> it's lighting and beeping. >> it's only $60, tracks your calories burned.
>> what is this here? >> this is a fraction of the price, $30, called the move band and tracks all your movement and calories burned and your distance. this is for organizations and educational programs. for example, the cleveland public library had a whole program where they're all challenging themselves to lose some weight. >> what about for your bike? >> this is awesome. if you're worried about your safety in the early morning hours, taking that bike ride, these are under $10, spokelets. and as you can imagine, it makes your wheel look awesome. and these are my favorite, monkey lights. i'm going to get this spinning around, from space invaders, hearts, to skulls, they whip around and they will make you stand out. it's an awesome option. parents perk up, this is hot on the holiday list. this is the wii u. parents need to take advantage of it of all the awesome games out there. this one is just dance 4. and i'm going to hit your button. you have to follow your character on the screen. al, you're the guy in the black.
>> okay. >> we are dancing to jailhouse rock. top 40 songs, 80 songs, al's chosen to sweat to the oldies, take advantage of awesome games. >> thanks so much. up next, how to handle those sticky social situations like this. but later, the first italian family of cooking, the scottos. get down. first these messages. donut.
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willie palooza for the situation. >> when new folks make your life a living hell, here we go. >> what? you had to bring in an expert. >> saying the same about us. >> an expert. a new co-worker transferred to our office from another state. i said, let me know if you need any help settling in. since then, it's been three calls a day and nonstop lunch and dinner invitations, how do i make this stop? >> i think you just got to cut him off. i hate to say it. you've done your part, helped him get started and now maybe stop responding to e-mails quickly, don't return the phone calls. you can't go on like this. >> willie's going with the train the puppy. >> i think you say, look, you know, i've been thrilled to help you, but i need to pull back a little bit because i'm kind of slammed at work. >> okay. the lie. >> i feel like the worker is kind of looking for a friend
more than anyone. doesn't know anyone, probably trying to find somebody to help guide them, but i think at that point you do, i agree with willie, i think you have to say, listen, i'd love to help you out, you can call me when you really need me, but i've got a whole other life to take care of. >> can i maybe throw in one more thing? >> okay. >> share the load. i think natalie's totally right, this guy is lonely. introduce to other co-workers and friends and maybe you can offload this one on to them. >> share the load. spread the wealth. >> exactly. okay. this one is about thanksgiving. new addition to the family. my brother just married a nice girl who is trying to take over our family thanksgiving. she wants to change all our family traditions to her family's. we want her to feel welcome, but how do we get her to back off? >> does she cook? send her to my place. if she's willing to cook for us.
>> i think it's up to you to tell your brother, say, look, you've got to have your new wife back off a little bit because she's going to tick everybody off and end up with a carving knife in her back. >> but life is change and family is change, so you can't ice her out. >> no. >> she gets to bring a pie a this or that too. >> that's what we did when i married my wife. you bring in some of their traditions. she does one thing, and when i go to visit her house, it's all about her. we come with overwhelming force, you get the aunts, uncles, grandmas, resistance is futile. >> so a gesture and i like al's comment a lot about rather than taking the new gal on directly, go to your brother who you've got a relationship with. >> sure. >> i agree. >> brand new receptionist at our office. and i can smell her perfume all the way in the back of the office. >> yeah. >> it is giving me a headache. would it be rude to say something to her? if not, what?
>> i think you need to say it. because i bet a lot of people in the office feel the same way. i've had this issue with people and i'm very perfume sensitive and too much is -- >> i would walk up to her and say, look, there's been a problem -- >> people have been talking about it. >> natalie has been complaining. >> exactly. >> natalie has a headache. >> natalie's allergic and it may be -- >> blame it on somebody else is what you're saying. >> i think a lot of times the person wearing all the perfume doesn't realize, perhaps, how much they're wearing. >> did you tell joe scarborough that? >> it was axe body spray. if you say it gently. >> it's a good thing here. >> you're helping them out, actually. >> one more. >> no. >> how do you tell a guest you're out of time. >> you're out of time. >> welcome, willie. >> thank you. >> paperback edition. we've got the hard cover editions. thank you. good job as always. coming up next, thanksgiving
"today's holiday kitchen" is brought to you by ocean spray. tastes good, good for you. ♪ >> this morning in "today's holiday kitchen," an italian thanksgiving courtesy of the scotto familia. of the new york restaurant. what do you like in the kitchen at the scotto family thanksgiving. >> i brought those aromas to fresco now. our beautiful turkey, our famous stuffing, which is rice and sausage and, oh -- and it's the best. >> wow. >> now we're going to do -- >> like ravioli.
>> it is, but it's made in a triangle. what's the stuffing here? >> oh, this stuffing -- would you mix that for me, please? >> absolutely. >> it is pumpkin. and then we're adding some maple syrup. oh. >> and some nutmeg. >> why -- why is there -- >> ahh -- >> okay. okay. the syrup makes it a little sweet. so then you hard boil it, the topping here is butter and sage. >> mm-mmm. and that's what we're doing. natalie, give me some nuts because they'll kill me here. they get so vicious with me. >> this family. >> all right. >> during thaifnksgiving we can just do a thanksgiving menu, we have to do something else. we thought of a great salmon dish we could do and use a lobster succotash.
we've cubed and quartered and cleaned artichokes. i've sauteed garlic and onion to start with. we have the cubed -- >> lobster. >> we're going to add a little to this, tomato for color. >> that's beautiful. >> little salt, little pepper, and we're going to in a sense stew that down. you want to get it a little soft, lobster's cooked, no big deal. all these textures and flavors just terrific. >> the lobster was salt and pepper, light seasoning. >> yeah, let me get to that. but the lobster was cooked down, we pulled out the lobster so it's not out of the stock. then we're going to take this salmon and cook it skin side down, it's got to be scheming hot. if not, it's going to stick. we take it rare, put it on top of the succotash, the succotash is just going to melt into your mouth. and then you're going to finish it with just -- and this is online for you, the recipe, just a little caper and white wine and lemon sauce. >> beautiful. delicious.
all right. all yours. >> okay. so we are doing a maple apple bread pudding. >> nice. >> and i'm going to start here with some eggs and milk. and al, would you get me some sugar. >> brown sugar? >> light brown sugar. vanilla. >> all right. >> cinnamon. and we're going to mix this all together, some maple syrup please. a pinch of salt. >> all right. >> and we mix this all together. and what we like to call this is rustic bread. however it would otherwise be known as stale bread. so take some old bread, throw it in, add some apples. >> all right. >> we're going to mix that all up and here, look how cute, we've taken our pumpkin, cleaned it out, and now we stuff it, and once we do that, we have the oven at 350, and we bake it for about 45 minutes. >> that's beautiful. >> it's great.
9:57 is the time now on this thursday, november 15th, 2012. i'm eun yang. a chilly start to the day. storm team meteorologist tom kierein is here with the forecast. good morning. >> it's above freezing, but it feels cold. low to mid-40s. later today around 50. maybe a little sun breaking out this afternoon. the chill remains all the way into midweek next week with cold mornings. the latest on the coastal storm
looks like it's going to be farther out to sea. we will not get precipitation from that. stay tuned, we'll keep you posted. how is traffic? >> a crash that involves a pedestrian at 19th street and m street. avoid the area if possible. delays on 95 to the 14th street bridge because of earlier accidents. they are out of the roadway. outer loop of the beltway, your delays continue to the dulles toll road. >> wedding week heats up. how to throw a summer wedding to remember. that's coming up on news 4 midday at 11:00. see you
done it in half the time. >> tonight, there is going to be a red carpet. >> i know. >> it's going to be a lot of fun. >> i've been just numb. honestly, i've given birth twice to two children and raising them into fine human beings i always thought would be the hardest job in my life. thank god my son and daughter are a piece of pie compared to bringing a show to broadway. if somebody said the writing is the easy part compared to getting it produced and getting it to broadway. there are so many aspects that have to all come together at the same time. tonight my emotions are very much on the surface. i had to be so gritty, steady eddie. >> it's going to be a fun red carpet before. everyone from the show is coming, matt, savannah, al, natalie. so many people here, regis and joy will be there with bells on. >> absolutely. my hodi woman who got me through this. >> you know who my date is?
liza minnelli! >> we are going to have a lot of fun. >> liza knows something about the theater. this woman is a legend in broadway. >> these are great t-shirts that say "scandalous" on them. >> it does feel a lot like giving birth. that's joyful and painful at the same time. i want to thank everybody, thank you all so much for it. our sara is coming, too. >> of course. speaking of joyful and painful, we did anderson cooper yesterday. it's going to air on tuesday. >> the 20th, i think. >> there was a moment that happened before the show starts. usually there is someone who works the audience. they play music and what not. here is the drinking before. here is what happened before the show started. we had a funky dance party. >> here is a video of you guys. >> there was music, by the way.
>> let's show the video of you guys. that's fantastic. >> the guy was cranking it. >> spanking added an extra dimension. >> his name was jeff. >> he was one of the fun and raucous anderson cooper audience member. >> the only one i knew was the "360 degrees" anderson cooper. i had no idea what a party animal he can be. he's a very cheap date. we did get him a little tipsy. no, gone. >> he kept saying throughout the show. like blurting stuff out. it was perfect. >> we had a lot of fun with him. we want to thank him for that. apparently there's been an update in the ongoing feud of the century between chelsea handler and hoda and i, yeah. >> anyway, we told you about it. she was supposed to show up and
she didn't because -- >> canceled about an hour and half before the show. >> hit her eye on the shower curtain then later had food poisoning. she decided to set the record straight on her own show. this is what she had to say. >> i have to apologize to the "today" show then they saw me on jimmy fallon and i lied. i've been lying to everyone lately about why i didn't show up. i don't have a good reason. to hoda kotb and kathie lee gifford, i'm sorry. i'm really professional, but i couldn't make it. >> i like that apology. >> half-hearted, but she is not lying. >> i liked it. >> apology accepted. all right. we'll welcome her back any time. >> so they come out with the best-dressed women of the year. we'll give you the top three. >> this surprised me.
i haven't seen this lady about. from "the good life." she has an exotic look. >> number two on the list was from "the girl with the dragon tattoo." >> she is the granddaughter of anne merer who will be at "scandalous" tonight. and also emma stone. she has a great look and she mixes it up a lot. she doesn't have the same look. she is daring. >> the "wall street journal" came out with an article. there are new rules for flirting, okay? elizabeth bernstein has been here before. >> she writes great articles. >> it opens doors, but sometimes can cause problems. think, some people are flirtation by nature and some people turn it on to get what they want.
some flirt to get out of traffic tickets. that's happened many times. >> really? you flirt? >> i found the best way is to be extremely gracious, not flirting because that can -- >> i am so sorry. no, you have to juice it a little. >> oh, hoda. >> you can't go, i was going 60 miles per hour in a 45. >> oh, my gosh, my kid is -- i would tell the truth in a very sincere way. i wouldn't go, gee, what am i in for, officer? >> you can do that. it works better. >> how much time am i going to do in the slammer? i don't know. i don't like to be around women that are just falling over someone. >> there is too much flirting and subtlele, normal flirting. >> hodi is a tactile woman.
>> men, if you touch them, men will think you're ready to hop into the sack. >> yeah. >> that's why it bothers frank so much. >> you're tactile, too. >> and a night like tonight with a lot of people wishing me well will be the biggest nightmare in the world for frank. he'll hate it. >> not as much as you're going to hate my ihoda song. i've been dying for this one. this may be one of my favorite ihoda songs ever. you're going to hate it. it's going to take you back to a time when you couldn't sit, you had to dance. it's by digital underground. you're going to love it. ♪ my body is in motion ♪ anyone can play this game ♪ this is my dance y'all you got it down humpty hump.
>> do the hump. >> ready? >> no. ♪ do the humpty hump >> i'm speechless. >> how do you do the hump? what does it look like? >> does anybody else think that is strange? >> doesn't that take you back? >> awesome. that song is so great. >> you know what's awesome, okay or not okay? is it okay to have a work/spouse relationship? >> absolutely. i had a work husband for 15 years i still adore. anybody here of regis? >> as long as your real husband is okay with it.
cassidy used to say you have the musical taste of a 17-year-old, no, it's 12-year-old. we are now drinking the beaujulais nouveau. happy harvest to george du bouef. >> congratulations to don nash. >> it was bad news we were losing four jim bell whom we adore, but we found out john nash was going to take his post, we were thrilled. >> a toast to don. cheers. >> there are big changes coming to the hit nbc show "the voice." carson daly is going to reveal all. >> two women get the makeover of their lives after these messages. hey sis,
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the final round of nbc's hit singing competition "the voice" brings a little twist and big drama. >> the fate of ten finalists rests solely in the hands of the viewers at home. one of the finalists trevor hunt floored the judges monday night. take a listen. ♪ when a man loves a woman ♪ down deep in his soul
♪ she can bring him such misery ♪ >> sing it! tell everybody what you were telling us. >> good morning. >> what did somebody tell him? >> i said i want some wine. >> no, you didn't. somebody gave him a negative review. >> trevor hunt from here in new york. needed a recommendation from a fellow educator to go on and get this music recommendation. they said you'll never amount to anything. you'll never be anything. look at trevor hunt now. great story. >> about your show, by the way, when i heard the number of votes on the last elimination round exceeded the amount of votes on the finale of last year's "voice" shows how much this show has grown. >> it's unbelievable. it is. we had the super bowl. season one, what is this new show? is there room for another one of these shows? people believed in what we were doing.
we have coaches, not judges, authentic, authentic, authentic. season two off the super bowl. season three, people found the show. >> good. >> other things are fading and other things are eclipsing. >> and you're changing it up. you don't keep the same rules. >> we looked at season two. everybody loves the blind auditions, the big red chairs, you play alone at home. hard to beat that. we figured we would introduce the steal. so much great talent was leaving and we can't let these people go. we introduced the steal where the coaches were incentivized to look at the other teams and keep their eye on people. it's the steals have been effective for this season in making the middle part of our format exciting. the shares are back in. look at terri there. team blake. we have great talent this year. >> you're going to mix it up with the judges in the future. >> we are. we all knew from day one they
are not reality judges by job trade. they are real artists. they've got to get out on the road. we refer to it as how lucky are we to have shakira and usher pinch-hitting for christina and cee lo next season. it's awesome, and it's still "the voice." >> when something has to be an hour or two-hour long show, it's structured. you have to stop people and move it on and hit a commercial break but it feels free. >> you say loosey-goosey in the morning. we refer to that as drunk. blake shelton, in particular. >> we are in love with him. >> i have to play traffic cop to all the drunk, loosey-gooseyness. that's the idea. we are having fun. i work with the truck, we get the show off the air. >> they have fun. >> their music is going crazy on
itunes. that is another way people vote? >> you get extra points for that? >> yes. we have a new thing i was talking about where it's the multiplier. if they chart in the top ten that could count times ten for their final vote. itunes has become now the real litmus test for how america's enjoying and buying music. the fact that "the voice" artists are chartists is crazy. i wish you the best. every time i turn you on, you're drinking and talking about "the voice" which is awesome. thank you. >> have a great finale. you can catch "the voice" next monday night at 8:00/7:00 here on nbc when the top ten sing for your vote. it is a big night for broadway and kathie lee. hoping night for "scandalous." we'll take you behind the scenes. [ female announcer ] what would you call an ordinary breakfast pastry
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good friend to my left here kathie lee. it's safe to say tonight is right up there after marrying frank and having two amazing children. that's because tonight the lights shine on broadway for "scandalous" the musical. kathie lee has poured her heart and soul in this for a dozen of years writing the book and lyrics. because i have a connection, i got a behind the scenes look before the curtain goes up tonight. take a look. >> we have a little show called "scandalous." >> let's talk about "scandalous." >> kathie lee gifford's musical is going to broadway. yeah, baby! >> should we sing the song? "hooray for hollywood from shirley temple to aimee semple ♪ >> kathie lee is out to change all that with "scandalous" a
musical based on the life of evangelist aimee semple mcpherson. how would you describe her in a nutshell? >> a woman in history who has fallen through the cracks. she's gone on to become the most scandalous, controversial celebrated woman of her day. >> stop, you're drifting away from the faith of your fathers. >> 12 years i've been physically writing and trying to get it produced on broadway. >> she was really, really strong. >> we had four workshops, i think. >> two large out of town regional productions, well over 1,000 rewrites. it's all part of the process. i was fighting for every chance i got. >>. ♪ who needs good news >> carolee carmello in my mind is the finest working actress in the musical theater. there is not another actress i can think of who could play
aimee the way carolee does. >> this is the neil simon theater. the cast, the crew, the creative team have been working round the clock to get this baby ready for opening night. let's go backstage and find out. >> hoda woman! >> is it time? >> it's almost. we are about a half hour from curtain. >> wait. >> you are center stage. this is the neil simon theater. would you like me to introduce you to some of the folks? what goes into it. this way first. >> of course. >> we heard a rumor the hotty with the body ed "hot" watts is here. one of the highlights for many of the women, you see something that is happening underneath this robe.
what could it be? >> he plays adam. >> i lost hoda woman. love you, ed, have a good show. hope he makes it for curtain. opening night's knocking on the door, you ready? >> i'm ready. a girl's got to do what a girl's got to do. >> sing a little of it. ♪ girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do ♪ a girl ain't got to do it no more ♪ >> how does it feel being this close to opening? >> i'm scared to death. >> caramel, my lovely wig master here is prepping my hair to be put under two wig caps. here are my microphones which live on the back of my head. in case one goes out there is a backup. i never leave the stage really. >> you've been on this project since its infancy. >> can you believe it?
it's like opening night on broadway. >> she doesn't know whether to kiss me or curse me. >> you're going to sit there in the audience and watch that curtain go up on opening night. what will that be like? >> i think that's when it's finally going to hit me. it's my child and i had a lot of help birthing it and i hope it will live forever and touch people's hearts. >> thank you, hoda. so many people have made a big thing about this taking me 12 years. my two composer friends david pomerantz and david friedman have been along with me and they don't get the same attention and that's not. >> going to be a fun opening night. >> this is the best friend in the whole world. supporting me so much. you know i've got great friends. god gave me you, hoda. thank you. >> thank you. next we'll go to our ambush
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"today" on this thirsty thursday. two ladies get swept up with hair and make-up and a head-to-toe new look. >> "today" contributor and stylist to the star louis licari, la la la la la, never gets old. "us weekly" contributor and author jill martin. >> great crowd. we were looking for two scandalous makeovers. >> here we go. lucinda, 47 years old from arizona. this married mother of six has had the same style for as long
as she can remember. she has always been tempted to go for a shorter haircut but is scared to chop it herself. she is going to go short. let's listen to her story. >> we had to bully your mother into this. you think that she is ready? >> i think she is ready. she needs hair color and she's had the same look for a few years. so see what happens. >> now that you're inside with us, how are you feeling? s you were shaking outside. >> little nervous, but it will be okay. excited. >> oh, my gosh. >> you're in great hands. >> kaitlin has her blind fold on. please keep it on till i give you the green light. here is lucinda before. let's see the new you. oh, i love it. >> ready to take off your blind fold? take it off, honey. >> oh, my gosh!
>> come here. come to me. now turn around and look right here. >> oh, my gosh. >> look how beautiful you are. >> look right at this camera. >> that's still a long-haired look. >> lucinda wanted to hold on to her long hair but wanted style. vanessa shaped it around her face. notice her beautiful jaw line? the first layer starts at the jaw line to emphasize it. i softened her hair color to make it brighter, prettier. >> luxurious. >> can we talk to kaitlin? >> it looks really good. i like the color and looks like a whole new person. >> tell us about the outfit. looks great on her that blue. >> and blue matching yours. she said no at first to this makeover. we did kind of bully her into this. once we got the outfit on, this is andrew marc and kendra scott.
>> are you happy you did this? >> yes, yes. >> join your daughter right over there. >> our second lady is renee, 54 from alexandria, illinois. this woman is in town to see "s scandalous." she isn't used to wearing make-up but she was up for a day of broadway beauty. >> all right. renee has the sign, but peg you want this for your dear friend. you're busting. >> i am. i am so excited. she always looks the same. she is so pretty. i want her to look like a hotty or glamorous for whatever. >> what do you think about that, a hotty, is that what you want to look like? >> i just want to look different. i have had the same look for a long time. and i'm a grand match it would be nice to look. >> louis licari will make you the hottest-looking grandma in the country. >> that would be great.
>> renee is a wonderful lady. she is here with her dear friend peg. let's take one last look at renee and bring the new renee out all ready for broadway. >> nice. >> beautiful. you want to take it off? take a look. >> oh, my god! you look wonderful. >> turn around. >> i don't recognize myself. >> you look gorgeous. >> i see a little red in that hair. i love it. >> it's more like a chestnut brown. what i tried to do here, look at the before, it's heavy, too dark. the lighter color makes it softer. that makes her hair look twice as full with a great haircut. both ladies have this natural
pink glossy sheer lipstick. >> peg is busting. >> i can't believe it. i wouldn't recognize her. you don't look like yourself. >> she knows what you means. tell us about this beautiful dress. >> the attire tonight is festive. we wanted to give her something festive and scandalous with a little lace. this is by maggie london. >> wow, great job. >> great job. >> thank you. "twilight" victim vampire is in the house. she was with us over at and cooper yesterday. i don't spend money on gasoline. i am probably going to the gas station about once a month. last time i was at a gas station was about...i would say... two months ago. i very rarely put gas in my chevy volt. i go to the gas station such a small amount that i forget how to put gas in my car. [ male announcer ] and it's not just these owners
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>> what is it, alice? >> they're coming for us. >> every time she says that they do. >> it's true and i'm right. >> we saw you yesterday. it will be on next week on anderson. >> that was a crazy show. >> this is kind of sad in a way. this is the end of this series. i know it's heartbreaking for fans. how is it for you? >> it's a little sad. we've been doing it for so long and i feel like it's become my family this cast and i've become so comfortable with alice. it's sad it's all coming to an end, but the positive side i think we had a really good run. everyone is really going to like this film. bill ended it in such a beautiful way. >> is it a surprise ending? people loved all the books. this is the only time they departed from the actual
rendering in the book. >> yes. that was brave of them. you always wonder because there are such avid fans of the books. i think what they did was really cool. i'm excited for people to see it. >> how did it author feel about it? >> stephanie is now producer on the film, as well. anything we do totally goes through her. >> a lot of people know you from this film, but you're just a regular girl who likes to hang out in sweats, you like to bake. >> we appreciate that. >> when did that start? >> probably more recently. probably once i got into this industry. part of it is when my mom comes to visit, that's something we do together. my dad enjoys it because he gets to eat it all. there is something very therapeutic about being in the kitchen and baking.
i enjoy et more than cooking. with baking you can't go so wrong. you can experiment a little bit. it's all supposed to taste sweet. >> will you have an opportunity to bake for your family this thanksgiving? will you be home in jacksonville? >> yes. i'm going to go home to jacksonville which i wasn't planning to originally, but my dad is going to go to mexico. couldn't let my mom hang out alone. >> she is here with you in new york. >> that's why she turned out the way she did. >> my parents are top notch. >> tell your whom hi for us. >> she is watching now. >> great to see you. she will be starting a new movie down in the new orleans area. >> you're busy. >> thanks for coming to see us. >> thank you. >> one of your favorite childhood cuties danica mckellar heads back to the small screen. [ female announcer ] nature exists on the grandest scale... ♪
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crazy, especially kevin arnold. the adorable winnie cooper on "the wonder years." now danica mckellar is a best-selling author. >> now she's gotten back to her acting roots starring in a new holiday romance called "love at the christmas table" on lifetime. >> good to see you. we are so glad it's not about math. we feel like such idiots. math isn't our thing though you say it could be. we'll not talk about that. >> getting your foot back into acting -- does it feel good to get back into the swing of that? >> i love acting. i love writing the math books but i love acting. this movie is such a sweet fun movie. it's very christmassy and a comedy. it shows the characters every year at christmas. they meet at the children's table when they are 5. i play the character from 18 to
32. >> you lock some bangs, baby. >> how did you do that? >> hair changes. that was part of it. attitude, posture. there are the bangs. >> you're not much over that. >> i looked at myself in the mirror and say, oh, my gosh, it's winnie cooper. leah thompson is in the movie from "back to the future." i thought when we were shooting 2004 to 2007 to 1998, i'm going back to the future with leah thompson right now. >> is it like riding a bike? i know you've been doing little projects in between. was it easy to get back into it? >> yes. i love it. dustin my co-star was amazing to work with, too. it was a great experience. >> and you've gone through tough stuff in your own personal life. it's wonderful to get your mind off something like that. you have a beautiful baby boy.
>> i know. he's kind of in the movie. there he is. >> kind of in the movie, what does that mean? >> he's in the very last scene. you have to hit pause to see him, but i know he's there. >> what's it like raising a 2-year-old? >> it's joy, pure, pure joy. yes, there's the late nights, et cetera, et cetera, but he is the apple of my eye, the love in my heart, everything. >> do you take him on the set? >> yeah. that's how he ended up on camera. >> if you don't, you won't see them. they love it. they get a lot of attention. they have a good time. they know they are loved. >> i love this picture. what is your next project? >> a sci-fi channel movie coming out next year. i love acting and will get into that. >> you're our favorite math wiz. >> thank you. >> november 26th is when the
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time for another installment of "ask lou" where viewers send in questions about the pesky household problems they don't know how to fix. >> "today" contributor and host of the show "house smart" lou. >> how do i get a disgusting smell out of my garbage disposal? >> i have a love/hate relationship but people use them as garbage cans.
this is what's under the sink you don't see. this part is what you see, the part where the water goes down. i want you to take any cleaner, pine sol, simple green, spray a little down inside. take your poilt brush and go down inside here and scrub. what happens on the side wall, all that gunky smelly stuff. rinse, repeat. you'll be amazed how nice and fresh it smells. that's it. >> does it help to put vinegar in there? >> it would, but you have to scrub. everybody pours it and it's on the side. you've got to do the scrubbing. >> janet has a question about her sump pump. how do we change our sump pump? we had it since the builder installed it in 1996. >> a couple of numbers here. most sump pumps should be replaced every seven years. the switch, this is an example
of one should be replaced every three. 1996, you're getting your money's worth out of it. >> people lose track. >> absolutely. it unplugs. this is similar to what it looks like. this is the pipe coming out. take the screwdriver here and remove this from the check valve. then pull this out of the pit. then buy a new one. this pipe right here screws in. that's all it does. screws back in when you put the new one in. taking forever. >> we like to watch you work. >> hold on. you plug it back in, screw everything back together. you're done. a decent sump pump is going to cost you a couple of hundred dollars, but will protect your basement from flooding. >> a lot of people need generators. how do you install these? >> this is a portable generator. it's all about the wattage. this particular one is 3,000
watts. this will do things like a refrigerator, a few lights, maybe a pump. you need to remember the kinds of things you are powering, for instance, a refrigerator uses 600 watts when it runs. when it first starts, it uses 1,200 watts. that get up and go is key. notice i have this plug in wire right here. this is a separate breaker and feed off this generator nobody ever uses. >> why? >> they don't know this. they use these plugs here and like why can't i run more off my generator? getting a cord like this and plugging it in. you notice on the end i have a splitter where you can cut in more cords, you get the full maximum power can provide. needs to be 20 feet away from the house. it's never in an enclosed area. you need to keep it monitored. they also make them now that run on propane. >> i was going to say if you don't have power, what is that
running on? >> gasoline. in the northeast, gas stations didn't have power. >> how to keep woodpeckers away? >> i learned this in florida. take fishing line, put a few nails on the outside of your cedar siding. if you go with lighter fishing line, you won't see it. the woodpeckers don't want to get tangled up in it. >> who is smarter than lou? >> nobody. >> tomorrow, oscar-nominated actress jackie weaver. >> all american animals for thanksgiving. how to spy on your babysitter. >> there is a little opening tonight called "scandalous". >> see you there tonight. god bless. [ male announcer ] this commercial is not about getting fios.
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